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The Ultra-Low Temperature Magnifying Glass: How Bose-Einstein Condensation Makes Quantum Mechanics Visible

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Author(s)

Eric A. Cornell, P C. Haljan

Abstract

Experiments in Bose-Einstein condensation provide an unusually direct view of the working of quantum wave mechanics. We make use of two internal states of Rb-87 to engineer desired wavefunction patterns, and with the use of simple optical imaging, we characterize the results of these efforts.
Proceedings Title
Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST, Conference || Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST |SPIE
Volume
4450
Conference Dates
August 1, 2001
Conference Title
Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering

Keywords

Bose-Einstein condensation, vortex

Citation

Cornell, E. and Haljan, P. (2001), The Ultra-Low Temperature Magnifying Glass: How Bose-Einstein Condensation Makes Quantum Mechanics Visible, Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST, Conference || Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST |SPIE (Accessed May 20, 2024)

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Created June 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017